It takes a special kind of person to give up your time and to risk your life. It is most useful to have new recruits who are familiar with the sea, radio operation, navigation or first aid but, whatever your talent, we can put you to good use. Standby for rescues is a 27/7 commitment, and best suited to people who live close to a rescue base.
A fully operational volunteer based institute the National Sea Rescue Instutite (NSRI), established in 1967 has been saving lives at sea ever since. These highly skilled unpaid volunteers, over 900 men and woman like you and I are on standby day and night throughout the year.
I took the opportunity of visiting one of there rescue bases at the V&A Waterfront where they held an open day for visitors to learn more about this amazing institute, kids got the pleasure of throwing knotted ropes….
The parents could gain some valuable technical knowledge by exploring one of the boats used by the NSRI, this was a really interesting tour as the guide explained the nitty gritty aspect of the navigational system among others….it’s really amazing how this works.
There are many ways to get involved even if you don’t have the time to commit to volunteering every little helps and I am sure is appreciated. These are our real National Heroes, these ladies and gents are amazing in keeping our shores safe.
Like the saying goes…Teamwork makes the Dream work – Keep it up!!!